Friday, November 16, 2007

Protest in Karachi University

KARACHI, Nov 15: A group of teachers took the initiative of leading a peaceful protest demonstration at the University of Karachi on Thursday against the imposition of emergency in the country and other laws implemented with the proclamation issued by Gen Pervez Musharraf on Nov 3.
Holding a banner calling for the restoration of the constitution and the judiciary and lifting of curbs on the media, around 15 teachers led by Dr Riaz Ahmad took out a rally from the Arts lobby at 1pm and walked silently in the corridors and compounds of various departments up to the main Silver Jubilee gate of the university.
Upon reaching the gate, the protesters wearing black armbands chanted slogans against dictatorship and censorship, like 'Fauji Junta, Na Manzoor'.
A majority of them belonged to the Department of Social Sciences. Prominent among them were Dr Abdul Qadeer (Applied Physics), Hina Khan (General History) and Dr Zahoorul Hasan Babar (Philosophy).
A handful of students passing by in overcrowded buses joined in the protest but the others looked bewildered on seeing the teachers registering their protest.
Earlier, the United Teachers' Forum organised a lecture on 'Struggles against Draconian Laws' at the Audio-Visual Centre where M.B. Naqvi was the chief guest.
Mr Naqvi informed the audience about the gravity of the crises confronting the country at the moment and warned that its future was at stake if inaction remained their virtue.
Mr Ahmad urged students to debate ideas among themselves and hold peaceful protest on any issue which they felt strongly about.
A meeting of the protesting teachers and students interested in joining in their protest would be held on campus on Saturday. Footage of the event would be shown in the Audio-Visual Centre on Monday.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

yesterday , i learnt about this blog and felt happiness for the struggle and proud for this great task.
I am in terrible sense of anguish because I do not know what is the name of the country where i m bound to live.the country is without constitution and most of the custodian are in jail and the one who push it to ground is leading the state . i m teaching political science but i do nt know what to do against this unique type of govermnet.

Anonymous said...

Bravo teachers of KU.
This is inspiring and hopefully it will inspire teachers of Punjab University to speak out against Jamiat's thuggery as well as the martial law.
btw, have the students of UET lahore done anything?

shahid khattak said...

Yesterday , the old house lady of army , means jamat e islami once again its students wing disgust The great khan in Punjab university and showed that they are still the same hypocrate as were in the past favored general Zia. How will U response Mr.Qazi to Imran?
This have led to a real revolution at least in Punjab University who came out against the Ghundas of Jamiat.

ambreen said...

guys, geo news is being shut down all over the world. may the wrath of Allah befall musharraf.amen.

Anonymous said...

THE ONLY THINGH I KNOW JUST FROM THE DAY ONE WAS THAT NO ARMY RULER CAN GIVE BASIC FREEDOM TO THE PEOPLE ... REMEMBER THIS ALWAYS .. NO MATTER HOW "SWEET" HE SHOWUP HIMSELF
& TRY TO MAKE VOICE AGAINST THOSE WHO ARE BEHIND THE GR8 KHAN 'S ARREST NOT ONLY JAMAMT BUT ALSO MUSH & MQM ...
ALLAH BE WITH OUR KHAN... AMEEN

Anonymous said...

I am disturb by finding that instead of Students of KU the Teachers have to comeout for Protest ...
it was my University & we all were very staunch supporters of Democracy but after 12 years !! it seem that the KU students are becoming puppets & cant understand whats going on
I must say " BRAVO " to PU students ...LUV u....KEEP IT UP

MJ Abbasi said...

Some interesting developments at PU..

Go Jamiat Go -- VOICE OF PUNJAB UNIVERSITY: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2007\11\17\story_17-11-2007_pg13_1


MTM kicks out IJT: http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2007\11\17\story_17-11-2007_pg13_5


Students fury over IJT high handedness: http://www.nation.com.pk/daily/nov-2007/17/localnews1.php